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Nov 18, 2012 10:30am EST
in america. as part of the third annual jewish community food stamp challenge, they have agreed to try to live on no more than $31.50. that's a week. that's the average sum a person in need receives through the federal food stamp program. rabbi lenny gordon is one of those undertaking the challenge. we joined him as he began his week at mishkan tefila synagogue in chestnut hill, massachusetts. >> i am doing the food stamp challenge, and many of my colleagues are doing it during this week before thanksgiving. and i am sure that this will inform our teaching to our communities, our community thanksgiving events, and our thanksgiving meals. starting off my own personal food stamp challenge with a day with our teenagers is actually very important for me. we're going to do a little menu planning and shopping trip planning before we go to sort of think about what we are going to be looking for, and then to go out there and price it and try as we're going through, creating what essentially will be for me my week's food supply. coming off the book and film, "the hunger games," the kids cam
Nov 25, 2012 10:00am PST
. people 85 and older are the fastest growing group in america, and census projections say their numbers will more than double, to 11.5 million, by the year 2035. >> author jane gross says it's a situation our entire society is unprepared to deal with. her own education began about a decade ago, when she and her brother needed to care for their ailing elderly mother. as a journalist for "the new york times," gross was used to getting information easily. but with this, she says she felt clueless on multiple fronts. >> medical, various entitlement programs like medicare and medicaid and how they work. residential, where was she going to live? legal, financial, those are the most obvious ones but they don't overlap and, you know, you can't make three phone calls and figure them all out. >> based on her experiences, gross started the "new old age blog," and wrote a book called "a bittersweet season: caring for our aging parents and ourselves." with so many people living longer, gross believes one of the biggest social questions is how to pay for their care during the period of long, slow dec
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